Amarillo, Texas, the largest city in the Texas Panhandle, dubbed the state’s “Yellow Rose”, is soon to welcome a new telecom asset.
Fiberlight, LLC, an industry leader in providing high-performance metro and long haul fiber transport services, recently announced a 70-mile network expansion to be situated in Amarillo, Texas, providing the Amarillo Independent School District (AISD) and the greater Amarillo business community with crucial high-speed fiber services.
With deep fiber networks in over 30 metropolitan areas in the U.S., this newest addition to Fiberlight’s extensive portfolio is poised to provide top-tier, mission critical high bandwidth to their growing list of clients. With their customers and partners, the company designs, builds, and deploys custom networks, purpose-built fiber and responsive customer experiences.
Offering more control, greater security and a future-proof approach, Fiberlight’s dark fiber solutions provide peace of mind and scalable high bandwidth networks to network operators, carriers and businesses alike. With over 20 years of experience meeting dynamic network needs, the company leverages their expert construction background and deployment experience to design, build, monitor and maintain fiber infrastructure in some of the country’s fastest growing metro areas.
AISD will be taking full advantage of Fiberlight’s dark fiber benefits to reliably expand the school district’s digital capabilities across its 58 locations serving over 33,000 students. This advancement will bolster AISD’s STEM education offerings and provide students access to emerging educational technologies in preparation for college and STEM careers. The 70-mile network expansion will also support key initiatives across the school district, including data processing, video conferencing from Amarillo’s Region 16 Education Service Center, and will ensure capabilities for their surge of tend of thousands of connected smart devices.
This network addition is set to transform costs, quality, and value for AISD, offering faster speeds, minimized latency and more scalable bandwidth at no additional costs. The development is fully covered as part of the FCC’s E-Rate program.
Of course, the benefit will not be limited to the technology and infrastructure of the schools. The effects of better connectivity and innovation through a fiber-rich footprint allow the students and the greater Amarillo community to equally flourish with redefined technology. Don MacNeil, Chief Executive Officer at Fiberlight, commented on the expansion’s impact on the local business community, noting “The network expansion will provide high-speed Internet access and networking capabilities to larger cities in the Texas Panhandle including Lubbock, Midland and Odessa, enhancing industry capabilities across healthcare (telehealth), agriculture (agritech), baking and finance, and oil and gas.”
Fiberlight’s recognized fiber footprint in Amarillo, Texas helps create an overall positive economic and social impact, attracting additional business partners to the area and assuring that Amarillo’s future generations are equipped with the best opportunities and capabilities possible.